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Carnival Worker’s Injury Highlights the Lack of Regulation of Amusement Park Rides in Central Florida

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Michael Damaso / 01-15-2020 / Theme park accidents

Visitors at Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Waterford Lakes Town Center witnessed a frightening event last month after a 37-year-old man was pinned between a claw carnival ride. The injured man was a worker who fell from a ladder during a pre-operative check of the ride. He was freed before paramedics arrived and was transported […]

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10-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured After Fall from Florida Zip Line Attraction

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Michael Damaso / 11-12-2019 / Theme park accidents

A 10-year-old boy sustained serious injuries after he fell from a zip line attraction at Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Lakeland, Florida. Video surveillance released last week captured the horrifying moment. The child was on a zip line ride called “Sky Rider.” Before taking off, passengers are to be strapped in via a […]

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911 Calls Released from Passengers Pleading for Help on Disney’s Skyliner

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Michael Damaso / 10-21-2019 / Theme park accidents

Last week Disney’s Skyliner gondola transportation system malfunctioned, leaving passengers stranded in the air for  hours.  Now more details have emerged, as the 911 Call tapes have been released to the public.  The release of these tapes comes at the same time the gondola transportation system is back open to the public. Here is one […]

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Disney’s New Skyliner Malfunctions, Leaving Passengers Stranded in the Air for Hours, Three Hospitalizations Reported

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Michael Damaso / 10-11-2019 / Theme park accidents

Tourists who planned on enjoying a relaxing ride on one of Disney World’s newest modes of transportation received an unexpected jolt as the passenger lift system suddenly stopped working. Passengers were left hanging in the air for more than three hours due to the system malfunction. The Skyliner gondolas take park visitors from their hotels […]

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5 Things We Learned About Theme Park Injuries

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Clayton Flowers / 06-04-2018 / Theme park accidents

  Looking over the quarterly injury reports from the Orlando area parks for the last year, there are about five to 10 injuries each quarter across all the parks, with injuries rising in the last quarter of the year due to holiday travel. The report defines an injury as any incident that occured on a […]

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Orlando Theme Park Injury: 5 Actions to Take Now

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Michael Damaso / 05-04-2018 / Theme park accidents

When you plan to visit Orlando, you’re thinking fun in the sun and gallivanting through the many theme parks ride hopping. Over 250 million people attend theme parks each year. With this many people moving through the usually crowded parks, accidents are bound to happen. That fun can turn detrimental. Whether you are from Florida […]

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Are Theme Parks Underreporting Injuries?

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Doug / 05-14-2015 / Injury

The major theme parks recently released statistics regarding injuries received in the parks during the first quarter of 2015, according to a recent article in the Orlando Sentinel. In the first three months of business there have been only six reported injuries from Walt Disney World and seven from Universal Studios. But what is the basis […]

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Riders Rescued from Stalled Hulk Coaster

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Doug / 03-25-2015 / Personal Injury

Yesterday, March 25, 2015, at around 5:45pm the Incredible Hulk roller coaster at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure came to a sudden and unexpected halt.  For nearly two and a half hours, at least 12 people were stuck on the stalled coaster waiting for rescue. The ride came to a halt near  a platform which […]

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Universal’s Rip Ride Rockit: What Happened?

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Doug / 10-10-2013 / Consumer Safety

If you caught the morning news today, you probably saw a short video and reference to Universal Orlando’s Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster.  Last night 12 passengers on the coaster were stuck for more than two hours near the top of the coaster’s first climb.  Today, we’d like to discuss what happened. According to […]

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Breaking News: Universal Guests Stuck on Roller Coaster (UPDATED!)

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Doug / 10-09-2013 / Consumer Safety

Halting the joys of a day at the park for nearly 12 guests the Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster at Universal Studios Orlando has been stuck at the top of its arch for nearly two hours as of this posting.  The Universal guests stuck at a nearly 90° angle just below the peak of the […]

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